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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Courtney Remains On House Floor With Colleagues To Demand Action On Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

June 22, 2016
Press Release
Democratic members of Congress are demanding simple up or down votes on legislation to prevent gun violence, such as closing gun show and internet sale loopholes, and so-called ‘no fly-no buy’ provision

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) is joining many of his Democratic colleagues from Connecticut and around the nation in a ‘sit-in’ protest of the lack of action on gun violence prevention measures. He made the following statement this afternoon:

“It is unconscionable that after 49 people were murdered last week in just the latest mass shooting that the only response by Speaker Paul Ryan and the majority party is a sixteen-second moment of silence,” said Courtney. “My Democratic colleagues and I will not be silent in the face of unrelenting gun violence on a daily basis. The Americans People are with us, with ninety-plus percent supporting the closing gun show and internet sales loophole. We will continue to demand up-or-down votes on common sense legislation until we get this done.”